After School Programs Offered Through Camp DREAM

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MACON, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) – The Otis Redding Foundation is expanding its Otis Music Camp with after school and school break programming called Camp DREAM. The new camp, which will be housed in the Tubman African American Museum and Theatre Macon in Downtown Macon, is for students in Kindergarten through fifth grade.

Camp DREAM will start out as a pilot program during the Fall Break, October 9-12, and then will launch in January 2019 with after school programs.

Otis Redding Music Camp coaches will cover songwriting, percussion, piano, theater, voice, dance and visual arts. The students studying in these areas will create one project and showcase the work they’ve done over the week with a performance.

The program is modeled after STREAM summer programs, which were created by Legacy Builders Foundation Inc. CEO and Founder Dr. Vickie Perdue Scott. Scott and the Foundation’s Justin Andrews will serve as on-site coordinators.

For more information or to apply, visit www.otisreddingfoundation.org, email foundation@otisreddingfoundation.org or call (478) 742-5737.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.